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New technologies are changing the way people experience sound and audio. With our specialist Audio Production postgraduate degree, you’ll gain practical, theoretical and creative experience of sound engineering, music production and audio technology.

During your studies, you'll develop the skills needed to create and deliver professional audio, but also underpin these skills with a thorough theoretical knowledge base in audio and acoustics. Using a suite of sophisticated recording, tv and radio studios at our MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses, you'll explore the theory, design, management and production of audio across many platforms

This course is suitable for technology and engineering graduates, who wish to pursue a career in the exciting audio industry. Building on your engineering and technology fundamentals, it provides you with the specialist expert knowledge and a practical skill set, so you are ready to develop a career as a future leader in the audio industry. 

Salford is one of the UK's leading centre for research and teaching in audio and acoustics. The course is delivered by an audio and acoustics academic team at the very pinnacle of the profession. By taking this course, you'll be joining a community of alumni working at the heart of many leading sound and acoustics-focused companies and organisations throughout the world. 

You will:

  • Study at our sophisticated MediaCityUK campus, next door the BBC and ITV
  • Utilise advanced audio-post recording, radio and TV studios to study audio engineering and production
  • Develop advanced skills relevant to the contemporary communication, media and entertainment industries
  • Tap into the expertise of world-class audio engineering and acoustics researches and academics

This course is for you if:

  • You are a technically-skilled graduate with a degree in audio, music technology or a related subject area, and want to build audio production knowledge
  • You want to further develop your existing theoretical and operational audio production skills and knowledge
  • You're excited by sound, and want a future career in the production of audio

Course Details

MSc Audio Production is available in flexible study formats, including full and part-time pathways and September or January starts. If you're considering part-time study, please be advised that the course is intensive - we recommend that part-time equates to half of the full-time (approx.19 hours study per week). 

This course comprises eight 15 credit taught modules, followed by a 60 credit dissertation project. For full-time students, taught modules are delivered in trimesters one and two, followed by the project module in trimester three. For part-time students, taught modules are spread over trimesters one and two for two years, followed by the project module in year three.

Modules are delivered in the recording studios, the audio technology suite, audio post-production suite, acoustic facilities and lecture theatres.

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

The majority of teaching and learning is delivered through tutorials, seminar groups, and studio-based activities in the recording studios, the audio technology suite, and audio post-production suite.

All students benefit from the supply of a range of high-quality teaching materials, books and software. Interaction is face-to-face wherever practical, and there is a strong focus on guided self-learning.

Assessment involves a mixture of practical work, report writing, and project work. By the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of audio, video and new media work to demonstrate to future employers.

Assessment is approximately divided as follows:

  • Practical work (30%)
  • Report/assignment (35%)
  • Presentation (5%)
  • Dissertation - that may entail practical elements (30%)

The School of Computing, Science and Engineering

The School of Computing, Science and Engineering (CSE) seeks to improve lives through proactive collaboration with industry and society. Our stimulating, industry-accredited courses and research programmes explore engineering, physics, acoustics, computing, mathematics and robotics. Through our award-winning lecturers, world-class facilities and research-led teaching, CSE produces highly employable graduates ready for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Careers

We have over 25 years’ experience nurturing graduates into audio and acoustics careers including consultancy, research, development and design roles at leading companies such as Apple, Dolby, and the BBC.

Audio Production alumni have found careers in audio post-production, freelance sound engineering, convergent technologies (audio, video and new media) and broadcast and have been employed by companies such as BBC, Sky TV and Channel 4.

Some of our graduates progress to postgraduate and doctoral research in our Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC). The Centre aims to build on our world-class research and provide industries with guidance and expertise in the advancement of technology for business success and economic growth. 


Visit the Audio Production - MSc/PGDip page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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